The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union is planning to visit Varanasi and start a campaign against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. They say it is their duty as an elected body, and in keeping with the tradition of the JNUSU, to make “alternative democratic voices” heard.

“Probably for the first time in our electoral history, the country is witnessing an unprecedented propaganda blitz where every hoarding, every newspaper, every website is screaming “Modi”. This is giving an impression that a ‘mass hypnosis’ has overtaken the whole country. It is our duty to stand against this manufactured ‘consensus’. That is why JNUSU has given a call to go to Varanasi and campaign against Mr. Modi,” explains JNUSU president Akbar Chawdhary. The JNUSU team will leave Delhi on April 28 and reach Varanasi on April 29.